From rising talents in art and design, to leaders in theater and sustainability, we’re endlessly inspired by their passion for creativity and community. Meet these seven unique women, and see how they wear the new October collection.
Sade LythcottCEO, The National Black Theatre Since 2008, Sade has carried on her mother’s legacy at the helm of the Harlem institution and performance space for Black artists. Her next act: an exciting renovation and expansion, right where it all started more than 50 years ago. Get involved @natblacktheatre.
Anja TysonSUSTAINABILITY CONSULTANTOn a large scale, she helps global fashion brands lessen their impact, and guides them toward a better future. Closer to home in NYC, Anja fundraises for @onelovecommunityfridge to help provide local communities with free farm-fresh food. Subscribe to her newsletter, Present Tense, for more perspectives.
Megumi Shauna AraiTEXTILE ARTISTThe Japanese-Jewish artist hand-stitches vintage fabrics, naturally dyed silks and more scraps together to make the boro-inspired textile work we first fell in love with on display at Beverly’s, the NYC housewares shop. Follow her @oneflewup to see more of her modern takes on the traditional practice.
Jordy, left, in the slouchy boyfriend overall, and Nora in the slim-fit western chambray shirt and high-rise Peggy tapered jean
Jordy Murray & Nora O’Neil FOUNDERS, FRIENDS OF FORMA shared love of 20th-century design inspired the pair to start sourcing vintage furniture to style, resell and rent, first through their popular Instagram page @friendsof_form, and now also from their new Brooklyn showroom.
Laila GoharFOOD ARTISTFrom pop-up restaurants on NYC sidewalks to her famous dinner parties at home, the Cairo-born chef always finds a way—through food, art and community—to create an immersive experience, beyond just a delicious meal. Follow her @lailacooks.
Aminatou SowWRITER & PODCAST HOSTFrom cohosting her podcast, Call Your Girlfriend, to coauthoring her book, Big Friendship (both with her long-distance BFF, Ann Friedman), Aminatou is a new kind of relationship expert, and always part of the conversation. So of course we wanted her thoughts (and words) on what the last year has meant for her, creatively speaking...